Some days back, Iranian teen Sahar Tabar went viral because of her ghoulish look while attempting to look like Angelina Jolie (read here). She has now claimed in a new interview that her look was achieved with the help of skillful makeup and Photoshop. She admits she’s done cosmetic surgery, but nothing as drastic as the look that went viral.
When Sahar’s photos went viral, the followership on her Instagram account – which is filled with photos of her looking like a zombie-like version of Angelina Jolie – increased. People were left in shock as they wondered what could lead someone to do such to themselves. A lot of people called her out on Instagram and even gave her unflattering nicknames.
But according to recent report, Russia’s state-sponsored international news agency is featuring a supposedly “real” interview with Sahar. In the piece, which is only available in Russian, the Iranian teen claims she never said anything about wanting to look like Angelina Jolie and she also hasn’t had 50 surgeries. She said the photos were really posted by her but that isn’t how she really looks.
“Of course not. [referring to the surgeries] This is Photoshop and makeup. Every time I post a photo, I make my face all the funnier and funnier. It is such a way of self-expression, a kind of art. My fans know that this is not my real face.” said Tabar.
She does confirm she got a nose job, pumped up her lips, and had a liposuction. But nothing remotely close to the claims published by the media.
She added: “I do not see anything terrible in operations: many people are doing this kind of procedure on the planet. Here, in Tehran, one operation costs 10 million Iranian rials ($300 US)”